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November 16, 2023 (FBC) – Ambassador of Ethiopia to South Africa, Muktar Kedir, discussed with the Mayor of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, Princess Faku on bilateral issues of mutual interest.

June 05  2023

Addis Ababa, November 11, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Diaspora Service announced that a 250-member international advisory board will be established to enhance the contribution of the diaspora to the development of the country.
The service held a discussion today to strengthen the participation of members of the diaspora community in the country’s comprehensive development activities.

Speaking on the occasion, Ethiopian Diaspora Service Director-General Mohamed Indris said the diaspora has been making significant contributions, responding to the government’s call when the country was in difficulty.

June 05  2023

Addis Ababa, June 5, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission has invited the general public to continue submitting national issues which could be a national agenda during the Ethiopian national dialogue program.

The Commission, through a social media post, stated that it is making preparations to facilitate public consultations for agenda collection.

It is also reminded that the Commission has already commenced collecting potential national dialogue agenda from the general public through e-mail, postal services or EMS, telephone, and in-person submission to the Commission’s Head Office in Addis Ababa.

June 03  2023

Addis Ababa, June 03, 2023 (FBC) – Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, His Holiness Abune Mathias, Archbishop of Axum and Ichegue of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot inaugurated today the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church building in Abu Dhabi and opened it for spiritual service, according to the Ethiopian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

While giving the blessing during the inaugural event, His Holiness said he is so delighted that the faithful have found a church that they can come to and do the prayers. He said he was also amused by the large size of the church’s building.

June 02  2023

Addis Ababa, June 2, 2023 (FBC) – The European Union has awarded full Masters Scholarship to 53 Ethiopian students for the academic year of 2023-2024 through the EU’s flagship education initiative, Erasmus+ European Scholarship Programme.

In a press release sent to Fana Broadcasting Corporate, the EU delegation in Ethiopia indicated that the students will spend 2 years full time in prestigious European Universities in 12 European countries to pursue their Master Degrees in various fields.

May 29  2023

Addis Ababa, May 29, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian students won third prize in the 7th Huawei ICT Competition Global Final, which took place in Shenzhen, China, from May 24 to May 28, 2023, Huawei confirmed.

It is said that Ethiopian students were among the 146 teams from 36 countries who participated in the tournament. Two teams each with three members participated in the practical track (which encompasses datacom, security, WLAN, big data, storage, AI, OpenEuler, and OpenGauss) and one team in the innovation track. In the innovation track, students compete with their own invention ideas, and Ethiopia is represented in the title “Geez Character Classifier”

May 29  2023

Addis Ababa, May 29, 2023 (FBC) – The Mayor of Addis Ababa City, Adanech Abiebie met and held discussions with Ethiopian diaspora community in Washington DC.

In the discussions, the city Mayor has provided detailed information about investment opportunities in Addis Ababa.

“Despite the distorted information in various media channels, the diaspora community realized Addis Ababa’s great initiative towards people-oriented works and completed and ongoing mega projects, the community showed its interest to be part of the initiatives,” Adanech tweeted after her meeting with Ethiopian diaspora community in Washington DC.

May 27  2023

Addis Ababa, May 27, 2023 (FBC) – The Mayor of Addis Ababa City, Adanaech Abiebie met with met with her Washington D.C. counterpart, Muriel Bowser, in the U.S. capital and held discussion on strengthening bilateral relations.

During their meeting, the two mayors deliberated on ways of implementing the sister city agreements they have signed a few years ago into actions.

“We have agreed that we will work together and exchange experiences on the area of urban planning, revenue collection, transportation, healthcare, water treatment, working with surrounding cities and redeveloping by ensuring the benefit of residents through integrated development projects built by government and private partnerships”, Adanech tweeted after her meeting with Mayor Bowser.

May 2  2023

Addis Ababa, May 26, 2023 (FBC) – Performers from Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania have helped launch a five-year project to try to secure more funding for arts and culture, aiming to persuade African governments to allocate at least 1% of their budgets.

The project, called Connect for Culture Africa (CfCA) has been started by the African Union in collaboration with Selam Ethiopia, a non-governmental organisation that uses film, music and circus performances to address issues such as women rights.

May 26  2023

Addis Ababa, May 26, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Community with the Ethiopian Embassy and other African Origins and Embassies/ High Commissioners based in Uganda, took part in the Grand March of Africa Day 2023 to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of African Union, with the theme “Acceleration of AFCFTA Implementation to Ensure the Economic Independence of Africa.”

The Embassy, collaborating with the Ethiopian Diaspora Community and Kampala Field Office of Ethiopian Airlines, held a colorful booth at the event, where they displayed Ethiopian Cultural Clothing and promotion of Ethiopia’s Tourism attractions and destinations as the Land of Origins during the event held at the Kololo Independence Ground in Kampala.

Jan  28  2023

Addis Ababa, January 28, 2023 (FBC) – Members of the Ethiopian diaspora who visited the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) said that the visit has inspired them to provide more support for the dam.

This week, various diaspora organizations have been given national recognition and awards for their universal contribution to their country.

The members of the diaspora yesterday visited the construction of the dam which is a flagship project of Ethiopians.

The members of the diaspora who talked to ENA said that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is built with our own resources and it is a project that will take Ethiopia to a beacon of prosperity, and is a source of pride for generations to come.

Jan  27  2023

Addis Ababa, January 27, 2023 (FBC) – The Government of Ethiopia recognized 52 Ethiopian diaspora associations from 25 countries that actively support their homeland in times of need.

According to President Sahle-Work Zewde, the recognition is for all Ethiopians in the diaspora who stood by their homeland and the people.

The president went on to say that the Government has established a welcoming climate for the Ethiopian diaspora to further engage with critical issues facing the country and its people.

President Sahle-Work Zewde also urged the Ethiopian diaspora to get involved in the peace building and restoration process.

Jan  26  2023

Addis Ababa, January 26, 2023 (FBC) – Government has officially recognized some 52 Ethiopian Diaspora community organizations for their outstanding contribution for the overall national calls.

President Sahle-Work Zewde and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen  along with other high ranking government officials have attended the official recognition ceremony.

The Diaspora organizations have received certificates and other awards for their contributions to the national calls made by the government during various circumstances.

The members of the recognized Diaspora organizations are said to have actively participated in public diplomacy, promotion of investments, image building and 

Jan  24  2023

Addis Ababa January 24, 2023 (FBC) – The first Ethiopian Diaspora Organizations Recognition Program will be held on Thursday, January 26 2023, according to Ethiopian Diaspora Service.

The 52 Ethiopian Diaspora organizations would receive commendation for their contributions to the national calls that have been made on various occasions, it was learned.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Ethiopian Diaspora Service Director-General, Mohammed Edris, said the program will be held in the presence of high government officials and representatives of the Ethiopia Diaspora.

The recognition program is aimed at encouraging and expressing gratitude to the diaspora community for their contribution in various activities, including public diplomacy, image building and resource mobilization.    

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